My new favorite local course. Nice condition for a public course fair price and good owners.
The back nine is completely different from the front with almost no parallel holes on the course. It's challenging from the whites and tested me from the blues. You will need all of your clubs.
Not much of a pro shop but who cares, the course is a gem and moves along most days quickly.
Really a nice surprise.
I recently played this course and was pleasantly surprised. The layout is unique and it's an awesome course overall.
The greens were in excellent shape for this time of year. The fairways, although patchy in places, were also full and cut very nicely (see photos).
What makes it most challenging / interesting are the elevation changes. It's a great feeling to tee off from the top of a hill down a significant slope... The ball just soars endlessly.
With a little more attention to detail, and slightly better rates, it would get a five star rating from me. I'll play this course several times this year for sure.
$40 with cart for tee times at 12:45 to play on a course with weeds on a few of their greens. This place is definitely not worth 40 bucks. Tell them to take 20 for tee times before twilight...
There are 2 things about this course that I liked, the layout, and the beer prices. Not much else was good though, the course was in rough shape and the greens were very very inconsistent. I have played all over Chester County and there are some great courses, this is not one of them.
I played this course in May and the conditions were terrible. The tee boxes were torn up, the fairway was patchy and the greens were very inconsistent. There were not distinct cuts of grass, (fairway, rough, deep rough, etc) everything just blended in together.
I thought the conditions were sub par because it was early in the season and it was just beat up from the winter however I played another round today and it was just as bad. For $30 this would be a decent round of golf, however at $40 it does not compare to nearby courses with similar greens fees.
For example, Loch Nairn is $45 a round and has a full service club house, separate pro shop and provides a starter. The tee boxes are clean, the greens are consistent and there are distinct cuts of grass. At just $5 cheaper Pickering Valley falls short on each of these items.